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We have a server using Windows OS.  It is a virtual server running VMWare.  It is imaged and imported into VMWare.  Somehow, this setting registered two MAC addresses in an application running on it.  THat causes us a license issue with the application.  Our server people tried to remove the old NIC from the registry, reboot the server...  But the two MACs kept coming back.  Any suggestions?  Thanks!
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by:Jay_Jay70
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SWangJE,

try creating a different hardware profile and disable the NIC in the second profile

Regards,

James
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by:65td
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In device manager, select view-> show hidden devices, is it there?
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by:SWangJE
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I have just figure out my problem with our network guy.  The server I used had an old MAC address which is associated with the application's permanent license.  Then, the server got virtulized to VMware and the MAC address changed to a new one which is associated with the application's trial license that expires in 7 days.  To solve this problem, there are two ways.  First, you can change the server MAC back manually to the old one (Start>Control Panel>Network Connections>Properties>Configure>Type in the MAC address).  Second, ask the application software company to replace our license file MAC with the new one.  
The first one will cause problem if other applications running on the same server use MAC in their licensing.

Jay Jay70:  I would like to give you 50 points since the NIC does have an effect in this problem.  Thanks!
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:) you would have to change the point value on the question, but seeing you solved this yourself you are entitiled to a refund :)
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